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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Top Lawyers in California||American Lawyer Media||2015|
|Highest Possible Rating in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Top Lawyers in California||American Lawyer Media||2013|
|California's Top Verdicts||The Recorder||2013|
|Exceptional Achievement and Excellence in Trial||City of Lancaster||2012|
|California's Top Verdicts||The Recorder||2012|
|President||Bernard & Bernard||1973 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||Member||2013 - Present|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||2000 - Present|
|American Arbitration Association||Panel of Arbitrators||1992 - Present|
|United States Supreme Court||Member||1981 - Present|
|Themis Society||Member||1976 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1973 - Present|
|$6 MILLION VERDICT IN A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE||6 MILLION DOLLAR JURY VERDICT|
|$300,000.00 UIM SETTLEMENT IN CAR ACCIDENT / TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CASE||$300,000 settlement|
|$3.3 MILLION VERDICT IN PREMISES LIABILITY CASE||3.3 M reduced per comparative liability offset.|
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|Southwestern University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1972|
|University of Southern California||Business||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1968|
|Loyola Law School||How to Practice Law||N/A|
Posted by Skip
Mr. Stephen Bernard is as good as they get! I have had the pleasure of having him represent me on multiple cases. Without getting to much into detail about my cases, he is the type of attorney that gets you off of major felony cases without you even doing any real time. I'm talking maybe probation and that's if he didn't already get your case dismissed! He is a real shark in the court room. His attention to detail, along with his extensive knowledge, and his very assertive attitude is everything you need in a good lawyer. This guy literally goes into court so confident that he just starts dictating! The DA stands no chance against his rebuttals and experience. Let me add also that his CONNECTIONS ;] and experts are phenomenal! This guy gets a 15 out of 10 in my book. He made me feel so comfortable, kept me informed, and treated me case like it was his only one. He is a real hard worker. I honestly couldn't ask for more. HIS WORK IS PRICELESS AND I FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE SAYING HE IS THE BEST OF THE BEST! Thank you Steve for all your hard work and diligence...
Posted by Laurie
Our son was in a car accident and after a week of trying to deal with the Insurance companies long hold times and total run around, He took it out of our hands and handled it all. He was great to our 16 year old son and was a pit bull. The insurance company try everything to bully us but Stephen wouldn't have any of it. He work crazy hours to help even met with us on a Sunday to go over stuff. He is a very special person and attorney. His office staff was great and it all worked out great. Thank you Bernard & Bernard for all your help and our sun is driving a brand new car all because of your efforts.
Posted by jackievelazquez77
I hired an attorney before Bernard that just sold me dreams and had no cure for my case... later through trial and error met the Right Attorney Stephen Bernard! I saw him as my doctor that would not except an expiration date to my life! He fought until the end... cared about me and my family and did everything he could for me. I can't say one thing about the man ....loyal attorney, truly cares and takes his time with me...always answers my calls. Yes, Yes, yes, I would recommend this attorney to anyone, No MATTER How Big or small.
Jay Jaffe, Criminal defense Attorney
I endorse this lawyer. I endorse Steve for those who are in need of a lawyer who will be totally dedicated to your case and its favorable result. I know firsthand that Steve is dedicated to the law as he was my study partner in law school 1969-1972. If you expect an attorney to go the extra mile for you, rest assured Steve will do so.